Accreditation and Program Outcomes
The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) www.jrcert.org/.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300 FAX: 312-704-5304 firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Radiographer are available from the office of the program director.
STCC’s Radiography program makes available to the general public program effectiveness data on an annual basis.
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (5-year average): The number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in Radiography on their 1st attempt within 6 months of graduation compared with the total number of examinees. Our goal is to maintain a minimum pass rate of 75% or better.
5-year average 2013-2017: 75%, 39 of 52 examinees passed the ARRT exam on their 1st attempt within six months of graduation.
Job Placement Rate (5-year average): The number of graduates employed within 12 months of graduation compared with the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the field of radiology. Our goal is to maintain a minimum placement rate of 75% or better.
5-year average 2013-2017: 100%
41/41 are employed
Annual Program Completion Rate: The number of students who complete the program within 150% of the program’s timeline compared with the total number who enrolled initially. Our goal is to maintain a minimum graduation rate of 75%.
2017: 80%; 12 of the initial 15 students completed the program.
5-year average: 78%
1. Students will effectively utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
1.1. Students will evaluate images for diagnostic quality.
1.2. Students will modify imaging parameters for non-routine procedures.
1.3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking through problem solving exercises.
2. Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
2.1. Students will communicate effectively with patients.
2.2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
2.3. Students will demonstrate effective listening skills.
3. Students will be clinically competent.
3.1. Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.
3.2. Students will employ appropriate radiation protection.
3.3. Students will apply appropriate technical factors.
3.4. Students will demonstrate effective patient care.
4. Student and community needs will effectively be served by the program.
4.1. Students will complete the program.
4.2. Graduates will pass the ARRT national certification exam.
4.3. Graduates pursuing employment will be gainfully employed in the field or will continue with their education.
4.4. Graduates will indicate satisfaction that the program prepared them as entry-level practitioners.
4.5 a. Employers will be satisfied with program graduates.
4.5 b. The minutes from Advisory Board meetings will express satisfaction with overall quality of program.
5. Students will participate in professional activities.
5.1 Students will follow clinical affiliates’ rules and regulations.
5.2. Students will demonstrate professional growth.
Student Learning Outcomes
Additional Requirements for Accepted Students
Deposit: If offered admission, a non-refundable $50.00 deposit will be required to secure your acceptance to this Program.
Mandatory Health Records: All required health records, immunizations, and physicals MUST be filed in the STCC Health Services office by July 1 of the admission year. The Health Office is located in the Building 20 Suite, room 320 (third floor center) (413-755-4230). For additional information and required forms please visit the Health Services website at http://www.stcc.edu/healthservices. The college/program reserves the right to rescind the admission status of any student not meeting, as well as not submitting, all post-admission requirements in a timely manner.
Background Check: College programs involving potentially unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, including fieldwork (a clinical affiliation, internship, externship, or field placement) with a private or public healthcare provider or daycare provider, will be required to undergo state-wide and/or national criminal background checks, including but not limited to: Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI), Seven (7) year residential Search, and FBI Fingerprinting checks. The purpose of the background check is to ensure a safe and protective environment for all clients, particularly members of vulnerable populations.
Students choosing not to consent to the required background checks will be ineligible to participate in fieldwork involving vulnerable populations. Ineligibility to participate in fieldwork may affect a student’s ability to successfully complete the program.
Based upon the results of the background checks, a student may be deemed ineligible to participate in academic or clinical activities, which may impact a student’s ability to successfully complete program requirements. Background checks are reviewed by the College’s CORI Board. The CORI Board determines eligibility to participate in academic and/or clinical activities. Students have the right to appeal the determination of the CORI Board by filing a written appeal with the Vice President of Student and Multicultural Affairs within 10 business days of receiving the CORI Board’s determination.
Furthermore, please be advised that eligibility to participate in College academic and/or clinical activities following a background check does not guarantee eligibility to sit for a professional credentialing examination(s) or for employment upon program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the certification or licensure board for a particular healthcare or other service profession to determine the standards that must be met for credentialing, licensing and/or employment in that field.
Drug Screening Policy for Clinical Placement: The School of Health & Patient Simulation is committed to high quality education and providing excellent clinical experiences to students in the health professions. Students are expected to perform at their highest functional level during all educational and clinical experiences in order to maximize the learning environment and ensure patient safety. Thus a student’s performance at all times must be free of any impairment caused by prescription or non-prescribed drugs or alcohol use. Students enrolling in Health Professions programs are required to undergo and pass a drug and/or alcohol screening analysis in order to be eligible for placement in a clinical facility. Students assigned to clinical education experiences at our contracted facilities may also be required to undergo and pass random drug screening analysis in order to remain at that clinical facility and in the program. Students who fail a screening, or refuse to submit to a screening within the designated time frame will be ineligible for clinical placement, which will affect their status in the program. Students with a positive drug test may challenge the results of the test within five (5) business days of notification of the drug test results. This challenge must be in writing and delivered to the college’s Director of Health Services. Students may re-apply for re-entry into a health program after one year. Requests for re-admission will be considered on a case by case basis.
Students who are notified of a negative-dilute result will submit to a random drug test within 24 hours of the previous test in order to confirm the negative status of the screening. Additional random testing may also be required under the guidelines listed in your program’s handbook. A student who claims that he/she tested positive due to a prescription drug and was unable to clarify this matter with the medical review officer (MRO) from the drug testing lab shall be required to provide evidence from a health care provider of the type of prescription, dates of permissible use and dosage amounts within five (5) business days of notification of the drug test results to the college’s Director of Health Services. Failure to complete this notification will result in the student being ineligible for clinical placement, which will affect their status in the program
Students who test positive for marijuana are unable to continue in a clinical placement, which will affect their status in the health program. A student who has a prescription for Medical Marijuana and tests positive for marijuana will also be ineligible to participate in clinical placement due to the federal restriction on the use of marijuana. While the use of Medical Marijuana is permitted in Massachusetts, marijuana remains classified as a controlled substance under federal law and its use, possession, and/or cultivation at educational institutions remains prohibited.
Programmatic Technical Standards: Technical Standards reflect performance abilities and essential skills that are necessary for a student to successfully complete the requirements of a specified program. Students with disabilities must be able to meet the technical standards of the program with reasonable accommodations as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA.) See the link below. Program Technical Standard forms found in your admission acceptance packet must be submitted to the Office of Health Services by July 1. Health Services office is located in building 20, room 320 (413 755-4230)
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